‘We Know he’s a Great World-Class Player’ — Nimes Goalkeeper on Facing Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe was one of the club’s top performers in its recent 4-0 away league fixture win against Nimes Olympique. Mbappe scored two goals, created two goal-scoring opportunities for teammates and completed a trio of dribble attempts. Nimes’ defenders just continually struggled to contain Mbappe’s presence in the final third.

Nimes goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet had a quality showing for his part with seven saves. But in the end, he allowed four goals with two of them coming from thunderous Mbappe shot attempts. Reynet still had to tip his hat to Mbappe’s showing and his top-form play for PSG. Reynet spoke further to Telefoot (via Canal Supporters) about his side’s performance and Mbappe’s showcase.

“We tried to hold on as much as possible,” Reynet said. “We didn’t manage to do it until the 80th minute, it’s a shame. Take four goals despite a good personal performance? Yes, it’s always infuriating and frustrating for a goalie.

“We cannot take away his effectiveness. We know he’s a great world-class player and he proved it again tonight.”

Mbappe was a doubt to even play against Nimes considering that he had just featured for the French national team in a UEFA Nations League fixture two days before. But on short rest and with the club currently dealing with an injury crisis, Mbappe willed through for his side.

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